What to expect in your first free introductory session ( 15 minutes video call )
This will be a no- obligatory call and the aim is to see if we are a potentially good fit for each other in your counselling journey. I will ask what brings you to counselling and what you are hoping to get out of the process. For example, for someone who is having anxiety because of a toxic relationship at work may want to explore ways of calming themselves down so they can be assertive. I will also check in with you on whether the online channel is suitable for your needs and answer any questions you may have about the practicalities of counselling and to discuss whether the style of counselling I’m offering is suitable for you.
What to expect in your first session ( 50 minutes video call )
If we mutually agree that we could work together-( Remember counselling is a collaborative activity ), we will agree on a regular slot on a specific day and time for a certain number of weeks, either short term ( less than 8 weeks) or long term ( open ended but subject to review every 6 weeks). To make counselling feel safe and containing for you, we will discuss counselling boundaries, etiquette, confidentality, your desired outcomes, and any concerns you and I may have. The first session and the first few thereafter also includes a history taking and a discussion and an agreement on the process, tasks and goals of counselling.
Areas of counselling
- Bipolar disorder
- Feeling sad
- Health anxiety
- High sensitivity
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Work-related stress
I have a sliding scale of fees dependent on the time of the booking of the session. My fees range from £50 to £100. Concessions are available for those on low incomes.
My office hours are 09.00-18.00 Mondays and Thursdays, 09.00-15.00 Fridays.
There are some evening slots for clients on Thursdays.